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Tour code: 5387WALK
Get the inside scoop on Melbourne’s history and highlights with this entertaining, 3-hour walking tour. Learn about Melbourne’s early settlers and how the city transitioned from a 19th-century port town to Victoria’s modern capital. Your local guide will lead you through central Melbourne’s iconic laneways and arcades and fill you in on landmarks like Flinders Street Station, Federation Square and the Melbourne Cricket Ground. 

Highlights

  • Cultural city walking tour in Melbourne
  • Visit the famous laneways and arcades of the Melbourne CBD
  • Learn about the city’s diverse history and culture
  • Discover the sporting fever that grips the Melbourne year round
  • See parks, the Yarra River and civic spaces

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What You Can Expect

Central Melbourne Walking Tour

Flinders Street Station

Spend an afternoon discovering the hidden gems and larger-than-life attractions of central Melbourne. Meet up with your local guide at the modern architectural expanse of Federation Square. Here, near the banks of the winding Yarra River, get an introduction to the layout and history of the city. Learn about the political events and patterns of immigration that helped create Melbourne’s distinct and diverse culture. 

Explore the city’s photogenic laneways and arcades, where the aroma of coffee and fresh-baked goods wafts through a labyrinth of charming cafés and shops. Admire the vibrant street art that adorns many alleyways in the modern metropolis, which is home to a thriving artistic and music scene. 

No tour of Melbourne is complete without mention of sports. The city’s athletic impulse is on display at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Rod Laver Arena and other venues that host internationally adored sporting competitions like the Australian Open and the Melbourne Cup.

During the 3-hour walking tour, you’ll cover about 2.5 miles (4 km) and gain fresh insight into Victoria’s culturally rich capital.

Customer Reviews

GlamGirl

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Fun!

Stuart B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Following a mistake on my part on the start time Chris could have not been more helpful in re-organising another tour. The tour was a great insight into Melbourne and its culture and highly recommended

ROBERT S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Excellent!

Evonne D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

We spent three perfect hours with Dave, who gave us a wonderful overview of Melbourne history and character. The mid-tour refreshment break added to the experience.

Evonne D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

It was a complete pleasure spending three hours with Dave, who gave us a wonderful overview of the history and character of Melbourne. The mid-tour refreshment break was a thoughtful addition to the outing.

Evonne D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

We spent the perfect three hours with Dave. He provided an excellent overview of Melbourne's history and character.

Evonne D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

We spent a delightful three hours with Dave, who did a great job providing an overview of Melbourne's history and character. We never would have appreciated either as well, without this tour. The mid-tour refreshment break was very appreciated, too. I highly recommend this tour for first-time visitors to Melbourne.

Amy W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Chris was extremely knowledgable and it was obvious that he is passionate about the city and its history and culture. Chris was very welcoming and easy to talk to along the way.
I have visited Melbourne numerous times but have never learnt about the city itself. I would recommend the tour to anyone

Jill C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

You may walk past lanes and buildings but do you know the history and social significance? Guide was full of historical facts and anecdotes.

bandtdavies

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

excellent

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